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                              Thank you for visiting.  This site is the home of.:

National Building Science Corporation

1220 Rosecrans Street  #119

San Diego, CA  92106-2674

Phone (951) 265-1501

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MISSION:  is the home of National Building Science Corporation, formerly of Temecula, California and now of San Diego.  This site's purpose is to encourage the application of building science, particularly with regard to integration of components in a building envelope. 

Here you will find links to:

NBSC Home National Building Science Corporation - home page - what we do -

WUFI Workshops WUFI/ORNL workshops -  2-day workshops on computer modeling of hygrothermal (moisture and heat) transfer through walls.  These workshops, with instruction provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) of the United States and the Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics in Germany, are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) /Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council (BETEC) and others.  Each student brings his/her own laptop, receives software with free temporary license, and will run simulations.  The computer modeling enables the user to diagnose or design wall configurations within a user-specified geographic region for which NOAA has gathered weather data for decades.  Even mold growth in the building can be predicted using this model.  Click on the button to see beginning through advanced workshops.

NET Facilities NET Facilities - Natural Exposure Test Facilities - These facilities are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  One is at Washington State University at Puyallup, Washington, and another is at Baptist Hill High School, Hollywood, South Carolina.  These facilities contain wall panels in various configurations; and the panel sizes for the two locations are identical, so as testing is completed in one location, the panels can be tested in another climate zone.  These locations were selected because they represent some of the most grueling natural conditions for buildings (cold-and-moist, hot-and-moist) in the U.S. Each panel is instrumented with approximately 40 sensors and monitored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The data verifies the WUFI model. 

MIFS Modular Insert Fenestration System - Fenestration systems of the past (before 1910) were uniquely designed to capture and manage the inevitable moisture leaks that occur, either through or around the fenestration product, and skilled craftsman were employed to ensure this effectiveness.  The Industrial Revolution, however, brought on the development of complete pre-assembled fenestration products that were then installed into a building opening, without consideration for the specific details of the installation.  As a result of this design change, and combined with lower skilled workmanship, moisture intrusion problems involving fenestration products have become chronic. 

Permanent installations:  Why do we permanently install fenestration into a wall, when we know its life expectancy is much less than that of the wall - and that removal of a failed fenestration unit will require destruction of the surrounding wall?

MIFS is a revolutionary new installation methodology that takes advantage of the water management principles of the past, combined with the fabrication efficiencies of today. 

 Meetings Meetings - Some handy dates for  meetings of ASTM task groups, NIBS/BETEC meetings, symposia, and others.

Articles Articles, studies,  papers, and books - relating to building science

FilesFiles - PowerPoints, Documents, etc.



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